Irish stage and screen actor who most notably appeared in a popular English sitcom called Steptoe and Son. He was also part of the cast of A Hard Day's Night, a 1964 film produced by the Beatles.
He began his acting career at Dublin's famed Abbey Theatre and later performed at the nearby Gate Theatre.
He played the iconic role of Scrooge in a musical stage production of A Christmas Carol. The play was so popular that it was adapted into a radio drama that aired on Christmas Eve of 1966.
He grew up in Dublin, Ireland as the son of an opera singer mother and a Guinness Brewery employee father.
He acted alongside Hayley Mills in a 1962 film entitled In Search of the Castaways.